Persimmon and Pomegranate salad with Arugula and Hazelnuts, from the Lucques cookbook: a delicious and light start to the heavier courses to come. (Watch Suzanne Goin and Martha Stewart make this salad.)
Chestnut Stuffing, as delicious as the first time.
Roast Chicken with potatoes. Simple and wonderful.
Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Walnut Streusel. Lovely the first night still warm; even better the second day cold; and, I'm guessing, better yet the third day. I'll know, tomorrow!
But the best of all, frankly, were the sandwiches we made tonight: leftover roast chicken, stuffing, cranberry sauce, homemade mayonnaise, and frisée, all on toasted white bread; served alongside roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, the only way to make them: roasted for 20-25 minutes at a high temperature until they're almost blackened on the outside.